You may remember that we are called "S'mores" because we like to laugh s'more, eat s'more, and quilt s'more. And at Christmas we like to gift s'more! Even though we were missing some folks with issues of concern, we managed to accomplish a lot in addition to supporting each other through crises.
I had high hopes of slaying two dinosaurs -- both pink and brown and both hanging around since that color combo was the rage several years ago. First is a medallion quilt that I began at Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Retreat (which is no longer held on Beaver Island, BTW, and has been taken over by the Holly Sisters) about 10 years ago.
|Pink and Brown Medallion|
I think I am going to scrap the 4-patches -- well, not really; I'll use them in something, maybe a strippy -- and do a graduated log border (don't know any other way to describe it) in the same brown as the 5th round you can see at the bottom. And call it done. Or maybe it will say it needs something more (but I hope not!). Regardless, I couldn't make the math work in my frazzled brain so it went back in the box.
The second one is a strippy of flying geese separated by this spectacular fabric by Jo Morton/Andover Fabrics.
Again, started before I appreciated the wonders of an accurate quarter inch or recognized the hazards of sewing on more than one machine. My strips of geese were not all the same length. They should have measured 81.5". So I cut the separator strips at 81.5" only to discover that the geese measured 82.5". To make a long story short, I shortened the geese strips by one, adjusted a few seams and managed to make everything fit, but it took me the better part of two days to work this out.
|Pink and Brown Strippy|
I'm SO over pink and brown. (Don't pay any attention to the fabrics I'm using in Grand Illusion .....)
Before attacking anything else of major consequence, I made a back for Mary's Triangles then set about finishing Dots and Dashes (a/k/a Churn Dash) that I almost finished at the guild retreat. I added two borders and made the back. (Not sure why this picture came in sideways ....)
With the little time I had left I worked on Clue 2 of Grand Illusion. I am using Method 2 with the Easy Angle Ruler. I am having good results and there is virtually no waste.
Stash Report - Dec 14
In this week: 0.0 yards
Out this week: 19.75 yards
In year to Date: 258.5 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 215.5 yards
Net Used 2014 -43.00 yards
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.
Hope y'all have a great week!